Casting Announced for McCarter Theatre's Antony & Cleopatra
The New Jersey theater will open its 2014-15 season with the Shakespearean tragedy.
Artistic Director Emily Mann directs the tragic story of Egypt's star-crossed lovers. Esau Pritchett joins the cast as Antony opposite the previously announced Nicole Ari Parker, who takes on the role of Cleopatra, Egypt's last queen. The cast also includes Keith Eric Chappelle (Menas), Zainab Jah (Charmian), Mairin Lee (Iras/Octavia), Warner Miller (Eros), Everett Quinton (Mardian/Clown), Tobias Segal (Caesar), and Michael Siberry (Enobarbus), with live music from percussionist Mark Katsaounis.
The creative team will feature scenic design by Daniel Ostling, lighting design by Edward Pierce, costume design by Paul Tazewell, sound design and composition by Mark Bennett, and movement direction by Peter Pucci.
Performances will run from September 5-October 5, with an official opening set for September 12.